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Help Stop Horse Soring

"Soring" is an abusive and prohibited practice that involves using chemicals on the pasterns, bulbs of the heel, or coronary band of the horses, causing burning or blistering on the horses' legs in order to accentuate their gaits. It is an extremely cruel practice that no living being should have to endure. Since the "soring" scandal was uncovered at the Tennessee Walking Horse show, the Walking Horse Trainers Association announced they would punish any trainer found "soring" their animals with a two-week suspension and by posting the trainer's name on their website--a minimal punishment at best. Surely, this will not seriously deter any corrupt trainer from hurting their animals. Heart of a Horse is petitioning that the Walking Horse Trainers Association increase the punishment for abusing a horse (including "soring") to a permanent suspension.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Executive Director, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association
    Ron Thomas
  • Walking Horse Trainers Association, Inc.
  • Marketing & Program Coordinator, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association
    Kristen Stegall
  • Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
  • Publisher, Walking Horse Report
    Jeffrey Howard


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